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White House Guidance Directs Infrastructure Projects to Use US-Made Materials

The White House released news that U.S. infrastructure is to be built using metals manufactured domestically.

According to Industry Week, The memo, consistent with last fall’s passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill clearing billions of dollars for new roads, bridges, and pipelines and a January 2021 executive order, stipulates that projects built using the federal funds should use 100% U.S.-made iron, steel, and construction materials, as well as at least 55% other manufactured products by cost.

However, there are three conditions in which infrastructure can get around such guidelines; the federal leader agency finds that vital materials cannot be found locally, the material would make the project cost 25% more and that the application of materials would be inconsistent with the public interest.

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